The Xbox 7MN-0001 Wireless Controller, was manufactured by Microsoft Corporation. It is the first generation Xbox One controller released, but has since been discontinued. This controller has since been supersuded by Models 1697/1698 and Model 1708. While this controller is commonly used with the Xbox One, it can also be used for PC gaming.

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How can I repair the usb power connector?

I tripped over my Xbox One Controller's Play & Charge cable while it was plugged into the controller. The sudden jerk appears to have disconnected the usb connector from the board inside the controller.

If I were to try and fix this, what would it take to accomplish?

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Here is a link which shows how to replace the top motherboard in your controller. This is to show you how you gain access to the micro USB port.

The micro USB port is mounted on this motherboard. You would either have to re-solder it onto the motherboard if it was only pulled loose from the board and was not damaged or if it was damaged, remove it and replace it with a new one

Here is an Ifixit guide on how to replace the top motherboard.

Xbox One Wireless Controller Top Motherboard Replacement

To replace the connector you would need the following:

1. tools to open the Xbox One controller (see guide)

2. replacement female micro USB connector (available from Ebay, Amazon etc) if the original is damaged. You cannot repair them.

3. soldering iron and tools

4. skills in soldering components on pcb

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After disassembling the controller, everything appears to be intact but the controller will not turn on. The power button doesn't 'click' like the other buttons on the board...is it supposed to do so? I can't determine why the controller won't come on at this point.

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Hi,

Have you inspected the USB port (your original suspicion) looking front on into the port with a magnifying glass to ensure that all the 'pin' connectors are still there, straight and parallel i.e not bent or touching or missing? Also with the controller reassembled is it reconized by a PC, when connected by USB? It may be that the USB controller was damaged electrically by the 'accident'. Does the controller still work wirelessly?

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Hello! I had tested the controller wirelessly but it did not work. Apparently the batteries I had tried were dead because, on your recommendation, I tried again with new batteries. The controller works wirelessly.

Apparently the USB receptacle has been damaged somehow. I can't tell if the cable is damaged or if the controller USB port is damaged. When I attempt to plug the USB cable into the controller, the indicator light does come on, however it is orange, not red or green. Also, the usb cord shimmies in the USB port and never fully inserts.

Something is definitely wrong with the usb aspect but I cannot visually discern what it is...

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Hi Joshua,

Maybe you should replace the USB port. Just determine the type that it is or google female USB connector for Xbox One Wireless Controller. You will need soldering tools and sklls

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I agree...I found some junk controllers for $1 on eBay. They are broken but maybe the usb connector on one of them is intact.

The solder job kind of freaks me out as I'm a rookie and this looks to be a complex undertaking.

Maybe someone can post a video replacing the usb connector...that would be awesome.

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